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Let’s celebrate Piccolo First Birthday {Classic Victoria sponge Cream Recipe}

Good Morning! Today we are happy to take part to the Piccolo First Birthday. I cannot believe that Piccolo has been launched just last year. I do remember when I first purchased them as I was desperately looking for a vegan/vegetarian baby food option for my girls. And when I first found about Piccolo last year, I had no idea of how “new” they were in the market place but I did notice that they were not available before. We have enjoyed lots of Piccolo Goodness this year and we have been delighted by the new flavours that they have introduced too. Now “My Little Piccolo” is like part of our family as it is the only “Baby food” in our home, in our cupboards otherwise I cook everything. They are seen like a special treat, and it is a healthy one :). So definitely, we naturally joined in the fun! We have tried to create a birthday cake recipe adding some Piccolo pouches in it. My daughters favourite flavour is the Raspberry and apple …

Apple cake Recipe with a French twist

Friday morning…. I thought I will share with you this scrumptious apple cake recipe inspired by Ma Fleur d’Oranger recipe. In my childhood – I know I talk about it a lot – we loved eating a famous cake called “Quatre quarts” which I think in English is something like Pound Cake. This cake is rich and is very good for tea time. Sometimes you might think it is a boring cake, maybe, but we just loved it. We were enjoying our slices and usually our mum would spread on top of it some cacao paste. Really good memories with this cake, children laughs… mouth and fingers full of chocolate… One of my favourite dessert is certainly apple pies or “Tarte aux pommes” so after viewing My Fleur d’Oranger recipe it reminds me the pound cake and decided to change hers with this one and added the apple Tarte twist. My daughters loved it and enjoyed every bit ! They were impressed by the apples flower on the top. I love the idea that they are …

Dairy free Fondant Cocoa Brownie recipe

Saturday, we went to the farm School at Shillingford Organics in Exeter and with the children we harvested some sunset apples. It was a fabulous day and I was so proud of Baba1! It was a  but sunny morning so when we came back home I decided to reheat my Babas by baking a chocolate cake. This recipe is really easy to make and yummy. This brownie has been so successful that nothing was left! Dairy free Cocoa Fondant Brownie recipe Ingredients 3 eggs 1 can Coconut milk {at least 70% coconut} 1 cup Cocofina Coconut sugar 1 & 1/2 cup of raw cocoa powder 1 & 1/2 cup of self raising flour 1 cup vegetable {coconut} oil Method Preheat oven to 180 degrees C  (350 degrees F ). Grease and flour a baking pan. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa. Add the eggs , coconut milk and oil, mix well. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted into the center comes out …

Dairy free Pineapple upside down Cake Recipe

Sunday, I decided to spend a special moment with Baba1. I know that she loves baking a lot and now that she can eat well cooked eggs, we try to make together a bit more cakes that she can enjoy. At 5 years old, I think it is a good time to teach her some basic culinary skills and I am sure she will enjoy doing it. Retro rocks! Because I love the classics and pass on my memories to my daughters I choose the classic pineapple upside-down cake with a Dairy- Free twist. And believe me it always makes a fun centre piece for afternoon tea and brings back many childhood memories. Together, we prepared all the ingredients and put them in a tray. Head off the living room because our kitchen will not allow her to be at ease. Dairy Free Pineapple Upside down Cake Recipe Ingredients: ~ 1 can coconut milk ~ 1 can pineapple rings {7 approximately} in light syrup , drained ~ 1 cup Cocofina Coconut Sugar ~ 2 1/2 cups self raising flour …

Easy Vegetarian Curry Recipe for Beginners

Good morning! Monday, a new week is starting and it is this time again to share some recipes with you. Always following a dairy free diet with a paleo spirit. We are, in our house, great fans of curries and particularly the Korma one. Maybe because it is totally new for our taste buds – curries not really being part of the french or Moroccan traditional cuisine – I always wanted to make one from scratch. Asian cuisine is so different that I was afraid and did not know where to start, I think did not want to mess around. What did help me and give me the confidence to try? The Cocofina Creamed Coconut*! It has such a creamy and intense test . I love it. Now it becomes an essential in my new diet as it gives you so much choice. Usually in curries recipe you put yoghurt or coconut milk, but as my diet is dairy free and I was unsure about coconut milk, my first try had to be with the creamed coconut. …

Dairy, gluten, peanuts and Tree Nuts FREE Coco Bliss Energy Balls Recipe

Before I started my diet change and during my pregnancy, I used to start my day by eating some cereals or wholemeal bread. Before my pregnancy I loved starting the day with a porridge bowl and a smoothie. Well, now I really do not have time to prepare myself an elaborated breakfast. So this morning It was one of this day, I am sure you know them too, you just run, run and run. And between two things, you try to eat something. I prepared in less than 5 minutes these bliss Balls that are so practical to eat, even when feeding a baby and out. They are sugar free, gluten, dairy and nuts free. You need: 2 Tbsp coconut oil 1/4 cup  coconut flour 1/4 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut few sultanas Mix all together, form some balls and put in the fridge 10 minutes! That’s it. Now you can eat whenever you need some energy as a snack or breakfast.

Coping with a CMP and Nut free Diet with Cocofina, The Coconut Expert Products Range

Since I gave birth in middle of July, I am working hard on my diet… Before I got pregnant I was following a keto diet: a real one with 80-90% lipids, 5% carbs and 5 % proteins. Then for baby, I followed a “normal” diet. Now I am trying to get back to my previous diet without compromising my breastfeeding journey – Breast Milk supply . I will start a mixed paleo and keto diet with approximately 70 % fat, 15 % proteins and 15 % carbs. Plus I need to have a diet free from MCP {Milk Cow Proteins} , peanuts and all tree nuts sue to baby allergies. When I realised all the things I need to cut off from my diet, I was first very terrified because last time, when I was on a ketogenic mode, I was mainly eating cheese, whole milk, and nuts butters! How would I get what I need and enjoy my food? Well, I have also 30kgs to loose but how not to get frustrated? This is …

{French Yoghurt Cake recipe} A simple birthday for our 2 years old daughter

Last week I have been a very busy bee between Baby allergies, Baba1 first day to reception year and Baba2 2 years birthday! I wake up early and prepared the gifts for both of them. I kept it simple and cosy. When I was a child my mum used to bake us a yogurt cake, a well known recipe used by every household, at least in the 80’s. The principle of this easy recipe is to reuse the yoghurt jar as a measuring tool. It is one of the first cake we teach and make with children. Yogurt cake recipe: Easy, you see! My cake made, I put some chocolat ganache and few sparkles. Ready! We decided that we will offer her only the Grimm’s Wheel. We waited Baba1’s return from school to celebrate. Cake and gift on the table, Grimm’s wheel and Piccalilly birthday Card, and let’s go. I put some ballons in the playroom as I knew that Baba1 would be very happy. Let’s start the play! 🙂 We laughed a lot all together. …

Healthy Vegan and Paleo Snacks for a starving Bump! {Forest Primal Snack Box Review}

Recently I started to think of my “after birth” Diet Plan. Why? Here are some pregnancy updates: 36 weeks pregnant now {4 more weeks to go! Just keep going…} 20 Kgs + on the scale so far {I know frightening but this is my third pregnancy and getting used to it – no choice really} As you can see I put on some weight but this is how my body reacts to pregnancy. I had the same things for my previous Babas and it has been hard to understand. No more trying to understand, just taking action. After having Baba1, I completely changed my way to view food and Diet. I am now following  a paleo and Keto diet. During this pregnancy, I tried to keep going and still going in fact with my paleo vegan life but had to drop off a bit with the keto one. Coping with the pregnancy cravings is not the easiest thing to do: it is like a constant battle with your stomach and a fight with your dreamy mind! And even …

New Vegetarian treat : Eggless Chocolate Fondant Cake recipe

Preparing the long Bank Holiday Weekend, yesterday has been a busy day  here at Oummanna HQ. I really hope the weather will be with us to be able a day out at the parc with a family pique-nique. Our little Princesses absolutely love this kind of simple activities and so, do we. And a pique-nique is not a pique-nique if not accompanied by a delicious cake! So this time I chose to make an Egg free Chocolate fondant. This recipe is really easy and you are going to be chocked by the results! First time I made it I could not believe that it has worked so well {after few attempts with other recipes, my expectations were very low}. Do you fancy a chocolate Fondant? If yes, let’s prepare. INGREDIENTS 200 gr dessert chocolat {baking chocolat} 100 gr soft butter 100 gr self raising flour 1 can {~400 gr} of condensed milk METHOD *Preheat your oven at 180 degree C *Break the chocolate and place into a heatproof bowl. *Sit over a pan of barely …